Franklin

The nude beach notebook / Barbara J. Scot.

Author/Creator:
Scot, Barbara J., 1942- author.
Publication:
Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
198 pages ; 23 cm
Status/Location:
Loading...

Get It

Details

Subjects:
Scot, Barbara J., 1942 -- -Travel -- Oregon -- Sauvie Island.
Sauvie Island (Or.) -- Description and travel.
Walking -- Oregon -- Sauvie Island.
Sauvie Island (Or.) -- History.
Natural history -- Oregon -- Sauvie Island.
Nude beaches -- Oregon -- Sauvie Island.
Sauvie Island (Or.) -- Social life and customs.
Scot, Barbara J., 1942 -- -Family.
Brothers and sisters.
Summary:
"In this engaging new memoir, a loose sequel to her earlier Prairie Reunion, Barbara J. Scot explores her reluctance and longing to reconnect with a much-loved brother, lost to alcoholism for thirty years. Scot uses long, meditative walks on the 'clothing optional' beach of the idyllic Sauvie Island near Portland, Oregon, to explore family responsibility, time' passage, and faith. She weaves entries from her notebook--a record of the island's wildlife, descriptions of the "Odd Ones" she encounters on the beach, and stories about the native people who once lived on the river--with the main narrative, tracing her search for her brother, her close friendship with a fellow writer, and daily life on the moorage. Scot considers the uses of fiction and non-fiction in memory as well as in writing, the brevity and beauty of human existence, and the inscrutable, enduring mystery of death"--provided by publisher
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9780870717406 (alkaline paper)
0870717405 (alkaline paper)
9780870717413 (e-book)
OCLC:
869458458